14/06/2017 11:42 BST | Updated 14/06/2017 17:29 BST

Jamie Oliver Offers Grenfell Tower Residents Free Food At His Westfield Restaurant

His Westfield White City restaurant is a 20-minute walk from the tower.

Jamie Oliver is offering free food to any of the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, which broke out at a tower block in West London, in the early hours of Wednesday (14 June) morning.

Firefighters spent hours tackling the blaze at the 24-storey tower, and police have confirmed that more than 70 people have been taken to hospital, while 12 people have also been confirmed dead.

Upon hearing the news, chef Jamie is offering help for anyone who has been affected, urging them to go to his nearby Westfield White City restaurant.

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He wrote on Instagram: “To any of the 100’s of FAMILIES affected by this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower Notting Hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamie’s Italian team.

“We are in the Westfield just around the corner. Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love .... this is for victims of the fire our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all.”

A number of other celebrities have also shared their sadness following the tragic events, urging people to do what they can to help:

A number of online fundraising campaigns for the victims have already resulted in thousands of pounds worth of donations.

HuffPost UK has also been told that Westfield, who own the nearby shopping centre, will pay for hotels for those in need.